Posts Tagged ‘local businesses’

Dos Lobos Panaderia

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Dos Lobos Panaderia by Jose Moreno

There is a fabulous new bakery/cafe in Xela and the owners also happen to be lovely people. Josh and Kathleen, the owners of Dos Lobos Panaderia serve up amazing snickerdoodle cookies, luscious European style bread and (get this!) Chai flavored cupcakes, among other things! Located on 2a calle, 14a-34, in Zone 1, lucky me, they are just down from Moonkat!

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno.

A Funny Thing Happened…

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Claro! by Luna McCarthy

…during the lightening storm Sunday. My internet box blew up, when lightening struck the corner of my street. I’m not exactly sure what happened, if the lightening hit a power box or if the power surged just enough to blow my little Claro modem to bits. The power didn’t seem to blip and thank goodness my computer is fine, but the modem has been pronounced dead by Claro and I’m actually quite impressed with the service they gave us. They replaced the modem today without issue and all is well and back up and running, whew! Sorry for the tardy post readers, Monday’s photo to come soon!

From Around the World

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

From Around the World by Luna McCarthy

It’s a funny thing that happens in cities all over the world…you see stores, markets or boutiques that are named for far away “exotic” and foreign places. I remember seeing Asian markets and French boutiques in Serbia…and here, in San Fransisco de Alto, there is a commercial fabric store, named after Brussels! This makes me wonder if there is Belgium heritage in the owner’s family…or if they just liked the name…

You Give Me Butterflies

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

You Give Me Butterflies by Luna McCarthy

One interesting thing in this culture that is so different than current “Western” culture, is that we have specialized stores like there used to be in the U.S. or Canada 25-50 years ago. If you want meat, you go to the carneceria or the market. Different breads can really only be purchased in bakeries. If you need to buy a machete, you MUST go to the ferreteria (hardware store). Things like eggs you can purchase in many different places, but if you want a piñata, you go to the special piñata store. It’s refreshing to see small, local businesses being supported, like the one above, which sells fabric, bedding and towels, mostly in children’s prints. There is however, a big-box store, on the other side of town. Let’s just hope that “progress” doesn’t happen TOO rapidly…